This Advice On How Much Money You Should Be Saving Might Scare You

NBC's financial editor wants you to start saving as soon as you can

Halloween might be over, but there’s still plenty of things to be scared about. Jean Chatzky, financial editor at NBC, tweeted out some advice on how much money we should be saving before retirement, and it’s got a lot of people worried.

First and foremost, a lot of people are more concerned with how she could possibly think this is realistic. The internet’s response to this has been pretty humorous so far.

And most importantly, what about the avocados?

Since seeing the backlash from her tweet, Jean has reached out to a lot of people who have legitimate questions. She also clarified that she knows that the goals are outrageous in this day and age, but the point is to have something to work towards. Chatzky encourages people to start saving “whatever you can, as soon as you can.” So there might be hope for us after all.

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